Richard has specialised in construction industry matters for more than 30 years. Before becoming a Consultant with Addleshaw Goddard, he was a Partner with the firm from 1989 to 2009.

His work extends to commercial property development, infrastructure transactions, public/private sector projects and dispute resolution.

His major deals include the Trafford Regional Shopping Centre, project work in the health and energy sectors and the relocation of the Met Office to Exeter.

Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators. In 1998 he published the UK's first comprehensive guide to the drafting of construction documentation, the 21st edition of which was published in 2015.